Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
"The Irish Shield, edited by George Pepper, was published for the Irishmen in the United States. Serially, there appeared the History of Ireland with additional miscellaneous news from the 'emerald isle.' Some original poetry also appeared. With Volume 4, the format changed to newspaper size. Soon afterward, publication ceased. " --Cf. American periodicals, 1740-1900.